Scope and Purpose

The Oklahoma Politics journal explores the broad context of politics affecting Oklahoma and its place in the surrounding region. We are especially interested in submissions that bring to bear a variety of methodological, analytical, and disciplinary perspectives on state and local politics of the central-south region of the United States: Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Because "politics" cannot be thoroughly explored from only a single disciplinary point of view trans-disciplinary and collaborative projects are encouraged.

Though we are the journal of the Oklahoma Political Science Association, we encourage submissions from economists, sociologists, environmental scientists, policymakers, analysts, as well as political scientists and other scientists and practitioners whose substantive research bears on the politics and issues of the state and region.

Oklahoma Politics is a fully peer-reviewed journal. Each submission receives at least three anonymous reviews and each is reviewed by the editors before a decision is made to accept a manuscript for publication.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


  • Cameron University
  • Oklahoma Baptist University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University
  • Carl Albert Research Center, OU
  • Oklahoma City University
  • Rose State College
  • University of Tulsa